Cameras on city buses to watch customers, drivers

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Ho Chi Minh City is installing cameras on some public buses with automatic ticket vending systems, the VOVNews reported Thursday.

 

The Saigon Passenger Bus Company said it would experiment with cameras on 11 buses running between the Ben Thanh Bus Station and the station in front of the Suoi Tien Theme Park.

 

The cameras will be installed high in front of the drivers so they can observe customers leave money and take tickets from the automatic ticket vendor.

 

The cameras also aim to record drivers' attitudes towards passengers.

 

Drivers and conductors on many public buses have been blamed for treating customers rudely, and the former have responded saying their work does not allow for proper sleep and regular meals, putting them under a lot of stress.

 

In December 2009, the Saigon Passenger Bus Station piloted the automatic ticket vendor on some buses that would run without conductors.

 

But the city found many customers were not using the system honestly, prompting it to install the cameras.

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